Recent Discussions

CFP: Beyond Döner: Teaching Multiculturalism in the Lower-division German Classroom,NeMLA, March 17-20, 2016, Hartford CT (due September 2015)

*Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)*
*March 17-20, 2016*
*Hartford, CT*

*CFP: Beyond Döner: Teaching Multiculturalism in the Lower-division German Classroom (Panel)*

ANN: New Books in German History and German Studies (July 2015)

New Books in German History and German Studies (July 2015)

Editor's note: At the beginning of the month, as a service to our members, H-German publishes a list of newly released books on German History and German Studies that members have submitted to H-German. If you would like to announce the publication of your new book, please submit the following information to Laura Hilton (lhilton(at)muskingum.edu): the author's name, the title of the book, the press, the month it appeared in print, and a link to the publisher/book's site (optional).

CFP: Willy Brandt and the Americas, 1974-1992, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, June 2016 (due September 2015)

Call for papers for a scholarly conference at the German Historical Institute on “Willy Brandt and the Americas, 1974-1992”, June 9 – 11, 2016, Washington D.C.

The deadline for proposals (in English) is September 30, 2015. Proposals should include a title, a single spaced one page abstract (no more than 500 words) and a one page CV with a list of relevant major books and articles. Please make sure to send your files as attachments with the proponent's name clearly visible on top of each page to:

CFP When the nation is not enough. Democratic rights on the global stage, 1870-1970, Leiden, The Netherlands (14-16 January 2016)

Democratic rights are often conceived of, and have developed, in national frameworks. However, not all groups within the nation state have always felt they could stake their claims sufficiently on the national stage. In order to make their claims heard and increase their legitimacy they appealed to the international stage, a phenomenon that Keck and Sikkink call the boomerang effect. This workshop aims to contribute to this literature by investigating the connections between scales of mobilisation.

CFP: The Body and Mind Conflict in Current German Culture (NeMLA, March 2016)

This panel seeks to outline narratives within a vital body-mind-conflict in current German culture (literature, film, theory etc.), and discuss possible links to identity formation. The panel will be held during the 2016 NeMLA Convention in Hartford, CT (March 17-20).

Conference Report: "Nature Protection, Environmental Policy, and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries during the Cold War" (May 2015)

Conference at the German Historical Institute, Washington, May 29-30, 2015.  Co-organized and financed by the Volkswagen Stiftung, the GHI Washington, and the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University.  Conveners: Astrid Mignon Kirchhof (Georgetown University) and John McNeill (Georgetown University).

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Glenn Dynner
Reviewer: 
Karen Auerbach

Auerbach on Dynner, 'Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland'


Glenn Dynner. Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 249 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998851-8.

Reviewed by Karen Auerbach (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
Published on H-German (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Coexistence and Symbiosis: The Jewish Tavernkeeper in Nineteenth-Century Poland

Author: 
David R. Dorondo
Reviewer: 
Kelly McFall

McFall on Dorondo, 'Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945'


David R. Dorondo. Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 352 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-086-6.

Reviewed by Kelly McFall
Published on H-German (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Delaying the Inevitable: The Decline of the Cavalry in Germany

Author: 
Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert P. Stephens

Stephens on Jessen and Nembach-Langer, 'Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945'


Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds. Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Pub., 2012. xvi + 234 pp. GBP 74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-2444-4; ISBN 978-1-4094-2445-1.

Reviewed by Robert P. Stephens (Virginia Tech)
Published on H-German (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Close Examination of Postwar Retailing

Author: 
Thomas Trezise
Reviewer: 
Lily E. Hirsch

Hirsch on Thomas Trezise, 'Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony'


Thomas Trezise. Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. 336 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-4448-5.

Reviewed by Lily E. Hirsch (California State University-Bakersfield)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Trauma and Biography

Author: 
Thomas Doherty
Reviewer: 
Tom Saunders

Saunders on Doherty, 'Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939'


Thomas Doherty. Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939. Film and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 448 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16392-7; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16393-4.

Reviewed by Tom Saunders (University of Victoria)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Business Strategies, Politics and Morality: American Cinema and Nazi Germany

Author: 
Martin Schaad
Reviewer: 
Christiane Grieb

Grieb on Schaad, 'Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten'


Martin Schaad. Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten. Berlin: Ch Links Verlag, 2009. x + 208 pp. EUR 4.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-86153-516-4.

Reviewed by Christiane Grieb (University College London)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Stasiobjekt “Mauer”: Menschen im Konflikt zwischen Mauer und Souveränität

Author: 
Leighton S. James
Reviewer: 
Robert D. Billinger, Jr.

Billinger, Jr. on James, 'Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe'


Leighton S. James. Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe. War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan. xiii + 281 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-24917-2.

Reviewed by Robert D. Billinger, Jr. (Wingate University)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Ronny Loewy, Katharina Rauschenberger
Reviewer: 
Margrit Frolich

Frolich on Loewy and Rauschenberger, '"Der Letzte der Ungerechten": Der "Judenälteste" Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942-1975'


Ronny Loewy, Katharina Rauschenberger. "Der Letzte der Ungerechten": Der "Judenälteste" Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942-1975. Wissenschaftliche Reihe des Fritz Bauer Instituts Series. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2011. 208 pp. EUR 24.90 (paper), ISBN 978-3-593-39491-6.

Reviewed by Margrit Frolich (University of California San Diego)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

"Der Letzte der Ungerechten"

Author: 
Lewis H. Siegelbaum, ed.
Reviewer: 
Zachary Doleshal

Doleshal on Siegelbaum, 'The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc'


Lewis H. Siegelbaum, ed. The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011. vii + 242 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4991-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7738-6.

Reviewed by Zachary Doleshal (Sam Houston State University)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

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